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2021 Lineup

Midwest Literary Walk is thrilled to announce that Laurie Halse Anderson, Ross Gay, and Azar Nafisi will join us for the 2021 Virtual Walk. Join us for virtual author talks and Q&As from these three acclaimed writers.



1:00pm | Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans children, teens, and adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir-in-verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesto for the #MeToo era, has received widespread critical acclaim and was Anderson’s’s eighth New York Times bestselling book. (more…)

2:30pm | Ross Gay

Ross Gay is a 2015 National Book Award finalist and author of three books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His most recent work, The Book of Delights, was named one of the Best Books of 2019 by the Washington Independent Review of Books and Shelf Awareness, as well as one of the best reviewed books of 2019 by Lit Hub. This book of lyric essays was written over one tumultuous year, and celebrates the beauty of the natural world and the small joys of life, without dismissing the harsher complexities and realities of living in America as an African American man. (more…)

4:00pm | Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi is the critically acclaimed author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, a long-standing number one New York Times bestseller published in thirty-two languages. The title is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny.  The book won numerous awards including one of the “100 Best Books of the Decade” by The Times (London). (more…)

Book Club Discussions

Register to attend one of the below virtual book clubs by clicking on the book club name.

Wednesday, Mar. 10 | 6:30-8pm | AfterHours Book Club | Book of Delights by Ross Gay 

Wednesday, May 5 | 7-8pm | Reading Glasses Book Club | Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi

Grab a copy!

Print, ebook, and audiobook copies of works by Lit Walk authors can be borrowed from the Chelsea District Library using a valid library card. Call 734-475-8732 ext 219 or email ref@chelseadistrictlibrary.org for assistance. Place a hold on a print copies, eBooks, and/or audiobooks using the buttons below.

Looking to purchase a copy of a Lit Walk book? Literati Bookstore, the 2019 PW Independent Bookstore of the Year, is the official book seller for the 2021 Midwest Literary Walk.  Located in downtown Ann Arbor, Literati is an indie bookstore like no other. Visit literatibookstore.com to purchase copies.

Copies may also be purchased through Midwest Literary Walk partner, Serendipity Books. Located in downtown Chelsea, Serendipity Books is a hidden gem. Stop by this small town bookstore or visit serendipity-books.com to purchase copies.

Shop Local!

Throughout the years, many local businesses have helped make the Midwest Literary Walk a success. During these turbulent times, we encourage you to shop local and continue to support Chelsea’s vibrant downtown businesses.

Visit chelseamich.com/directory to find a local business for your needs.

Our 2021 Partners

The Midwest Literary Walk is thrilled to again partner with Literati Bookstore as the official on-site bookseller for the event.

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